British Ex- Minister calls for ‘rapid legislation’ over brexit
The government said the five-week suspension - known as prorogation - in September and October will still allow time to debate Brexit.
But government whip Lord Young has resigned in protest, arguing the move risks "undermining the fundamental role of Parliament". And a Scottish court hearing is under way which could block the suspension of Parliament.
the former justice secretary David Gauke has said it looks like next week is "the only opportunity" for MPs to act before the UK leaves the EU.
He argued the public did not want a no-deal Brexit but that the options of those opposed to such an exit have "now narrowed".
And shadow chancellor John McDonnell has said he believes that Parliament will be able to find a way to stop a no-deal Brexit but that nobody should "underestimate" how difficult it would be.